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RWJBarnabas Health Physician Assistant in WEST ORANGE, New Jersey

Physician AssistantReq #:0000119120

Category:No Category Assigned



Facility:Rutgers University Medical Grp

Department:Pediatric Orthopedic Associate


Rutgers University Medical Grp, 95 OLD SHORT HILLS RD, WEST ORANGE, NJ 07052

Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant is an independent health care provider who coordinates inpatient/outpatient care through collaboration with the Physician. The PA provides care in accordance with the objectives, policies and procedures of the practice and the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners/Physician Assistant Advisory Committee.

Essential Functions:

  • The Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting the Physician in the office, taking H&Ps, prescribing and administering medications and therapy as needed, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and participating in flow of patients thru the practice.

  • The PA will assist the physicians with various procedures and assist with coordinating the case of the patient. Procedures include, but not limited to: tendon repairs, wound closures and debridement, injection of joints and fracture management.

  • The PA will conduct hospital post-op rounds, write orders, take call and perform admission and discharge work.

  • Demonstrates an ability to organize and achieve quality performance in new routine.

  • Demonstrates effectiveness in coordinating aspects of patient care within a pediatric orthopedic environment.

  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, communicates effectively. Organizes daily schedule and demonstrates time management.

  • Effectively prioritizes work assignments and demonstrates effective communication skills

  • Implements the policies and procedures of the practice. Performs assessment and reassessment of the patient according to applicable department standards and identified tools.

  • Manages time to meet the needs of the Practice. Possesses good working knowledge of scheduling and procedure prioritization to minimize delays and ensure completion of daily work schedule

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Physician.

  • Recognizes areas for improvement in divisional policies or patient care; initiates change; educate all involved in change

  • Regularly communicates with nursing leadership and staff concerning patient care issues

  • Thoroughly explains procedures to patients prior to testing.

  • Provides appropriate patient teaching as necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Physician Assistant Certification,

  • Orthopedic experience preferred. Pediatric Orthopedic experience a plus

  • Registration & Licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners/ Physician Assistant Advisory

  • Basic Life Support (BLS);

  • Advanced Life Support (ACLS)

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information:

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH- New Brunswick, RWJUH- Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence.

We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans

  • 401 (k)

  • PTO

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer